make it yourself: homemade all-purpose cleaning spray wintergreen alcohol
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
My mom was the one who introduced me to this. She used to own a house cleaning business and eventually, my younger sister and I took over, cleaning huge homes in the foothills of northern California. When we first started using this cleaning spray it was with the regular, unscented alcohol, mixed with ammonia and diluted with water. It had an incredibly strong smell and if we didn’t dilute the mixture enough we would choke ourselves out with the fumes. Later, when the wintergreen alcohol came out, we made the switch and it was much more bearable.
I use this cleaner all over my house and have no need to ever buy commercial cleaning products again.
This will clean, and quite thoroughly:
windows (with no streaking)
kitchen counter tops (granite included)
outside of the toilet (all the way down to the base)
inside the fridge
My list could go on and on. This is an eco-friendly and pocketbook friendly way to clean your house.
Mix 1/3 bottle of wintergreen alcohol and fill the rest of the spray bottle up with water. That’s it! If you choose, you can add about a 1/3 cup of ammonia for a deeper clean. (make sure the ammonia is non-sudsing)